Events

Past events

Banquet 2017

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $260,000 to defend civil rights, empower American Muslims and promote mutual understanding. We will continue to work toward raising our 2017 budget of $500,000 so that we can scale our work to meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities before us so that in the future, not far from now, American Muslim children can grow up with the same hopes and dreams as any young American.

Read about the 2017 Banquet


Our Time to Shine

The application deadline for "Our Time to Shine," held July 15, 2017 in downtown Seattle, has passed and we are no longer accepting applicants. We will have similar events in the weeks after the primary elections. Please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read about Our Time to Shine


Election 2016: A Live Televised Elections Debate

On Monday, October 24, 2016, about 250 community members, including at least 150 voters with ballots in hand, participated in an evening of personal, positive story-telling, questions and debates that so far has been watched online by almost 100k media audiences!  This was our state's first ever live-cast elections debates held at a Muslim community venue. 

Read about the live televised elections debate

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Banquet 2016

Despite increased hostility and resulting hate attacks, we and all American Muslims now have more fair-minded allies than ever before, who are using their voices to vocally and publicly stand with us. Come learn about the progress we've made in defending the rights of local Muslims and in mobilizing a broad coalition of support.

Read about the 2016 Banquet


2014 WA STATE MUSLIM LOBBY DAY: JANUARY 20, 2013 (MLK, JR. DAY)

CAIR-WA’s annual lobby day provides hundreds of Washington State Muslims with the tools and the hands-on experience needed to engage with elected officials, to participate in the political process, and impact decisions that affect all of our lives. Participants engaged in meetings with their state-level Representatives and Senators and learn how to make a real difference.

Save the Date! More information coming soon at www.cairseattle.org/muslimlobbyday

Read more about WA Muslim Lobby Day


2011 4th of July Parades

This year local Muslims participated in the 4th of July Parades across the Puget Sound, including those in Bothell, Burien and Olympia. CAIR-WA co-organized a Muslim contingent for the Burien 4th of July Parade. The Muslim teams carried banners and American flags, and tossed candy at parade watchers. The groups included youth, families, activists, U.S. military veterans, and community leaders.

Read about the 2011 parades

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MLYP 2011

This exciting five day event introduced American Muslim youth to powerful careers where professionals have opportunities to shape public opinion and public policy as a course of their work. Through meetings with elected officials and top executives in media, law, PR, lobbying, and other important fields in which Muslims are underrepresented in, participants were able to explore careers in those fields.

Click here to view photos of the MYLP’s first day visits

Click here to view photos of MYLP’s executive office visits